• Rob

Pompeii: City Under the Ash

Updated: Aug 4

In 79 AD the city of Pompeii was destroyed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.


After archaeological excavations revealed much about the lives of the inhabitants, the area became a major tourist attraction, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and part of Vesuvius National Park. Largely preserved under the ash, the excavated city offers a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried and providing an extraordinarily detailed insight into the everyday life of its inhabitants. It was a wealthy town, enjoying many fine public buildings and luxurious private houses with lavish decorations, furnishings and works of art which were the main attractions for the early excavators. -- Wikipedia

It was sobering to visit a place where so many people perished but it was also inspirational to see the fabulous city they had created and lived in. After almost 2000 years our cities look amazingly similar. Paved streets lined with homes and businesses just like we enjoy. it is remarkable. Watch the video and see if what remains reminds you where you live.


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